By Michael Webster: Investigative Reporter May 29, 2008 3:00 p.m. PDT
The Laguna Journal reported following last September’s crash of a Gulfstream jet operated by the CIA allegedly for torture flights to Guantanamo and to other countries with loose torture laws. That particular aircraft it was found by rescue workers to have contained 4 tons of high grade Columbian cocaine. With the raging war on drugs and terror authorities on both sides of the border are on the take. In a war that has cost billions of American tax dollars and a business that is believed by many to profit in the hundreds of billions it is no wonder that officials from the street cops in the borders cities to the highest levels of both governments are benefiting financially from the illegal trade of smuggling drugs, humans, and terrorist into the U.S. via Mexican drug cartel smuggling routes. More U.S. officials and cops have been caught in criminal activities then ever before.
Customs supervisor Walter Golembiowski and Officer John Ajello face narcotics, bribery and conspiracy charges after they were arrested for helping smuggle drugs and contraband through New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
"The investigation has led to the indictment and prosecution of more than 20 people — “from distributors to overseas sources of supply” — and the seizure of more than 600 pounds of imported hashish and other drugs from the United States and France," according to a CNN report.
Some Mexican legislators claim there is already clandestine covert action taking place in Mexico by the Americans and has taken many different forms reflecting the diverse circumstances in which it is being used.
However the circumstances have eroded to such a point that many Mexican leaders that have no ties with the cartels are desperate and are encouraging an out right overt U.S. military boots on the ground operation, and accelerate training using U.S. military, CIA, DEA, FBI and U.S. Police advisers.
According to a high ranking Mexican official who wants to remain anonymous indicated that the U.S. Mexican border is a primary focal point for military operations. “There are U.S. Army Special Forces secret operation bases both in Mexico and the United states, run by the California National Guard, who are on temporary border reconnaissance missions and are due to end within the next month or so.”
While reports of federal agents and cops being involved in drug and other crimes like smuggling humans, drugs, guns and cash are almost routine. Many believe the estimates of corruption among our own officials are much higher. This problem is seriously hurting America. As a result of the flow of these drugs into the U.S. which end up on America’s streets are financing terrorist, and wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world. These terrorist and other wars are killing American sons and daughters and the war in Iraq alone by the end of this year will have cost us a trillion dollars.
According to Paul Joseph Watson of Prison Planet the corporate media will report on lesser drug smuggling scandals involving cops and customs agents, but when it comes to the gargantuan sprawling U.S. Government agencies like the CIA drug smuggling racket, the silence is deafening.
Still the Florida based Gulfstream II jet aircraft # N987SA which was forced to crash land in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula after it ran out of fuel news investigators
discovered that the same Gulfstream jet had been used in at least three CIA "rendition" trips to Guantanamo Bay between 2003 and 2005.
Kevin Booth’s underground hit documentary American Drug War features footage of former DEA head Robert Bonner admitting that the CIA was involved in cocaine smuggling operations.
Former DEA agent Cele Castillo, says he personally witnessed CIA drug smuggling operations funneled through terrorists that were also involved in kidnappings and the training of death squads on behalf of the U.S. government.
Investigative reporter Gary Webb was instrumental in exposing CIA cocaine trafficking operations before his alleged suicide in 2004. In the You Tube clip below, Webb traces the history of Agency involvement in drug smuggling and its links to financing wars in Central America.
Judicial Watch reports that corruption among federal officers guarding the U.S.-Mexico border is so rampant that the government created an internal web site devoted to recently convicted border agents and lie detector tests will be administered to ensure future applicants don’t already work for smuggling organizations.
The report further points out that the alarming growing number of agents with the Homeland Security agency in charge of protecting the U.S. from terrorists, drugs and illegal immigrants are collaborating with Mexican smuggling operations to allow illegal immigrants, drugs, weapons and possibly terrorists into the country.
Mexican drug cartels use some of the same methods they use to attract Mexican officials to attract U.S. officials some of those tactics are used to also lure the American officials with attractive women and lots of sex and cash. In return, those hired to guard the border assure the safe passage of truckloads of illegal immigrants, drugs and other contraband into the United States. Some have even used their government-issued vehicles to shuttle illegal aliens from Mexico to safe houses north of the border.
Numerous border agents have been convicted for accepting bribes from Mexican smugglers in the last few years alone and investigations are pending against hundreds of others. This month alone, four agents were arrested in Arizona, Texas and California for helping smuggle illegal immigrants into the U.S.
Most of the corrupt employees worked at Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the nation’s largest law enforcement organization. CBP was created after the 2001 terrorist attacks to be the unified border agency by combining the inspectional and border forces of U.S. Customs, U.S. Immigration, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services and the U.S. Border Patrol. The idea was to create a powerful force that would effectively protect America's borders.
Instead, many officers have done just the opposite and have had their hands out for personal gain. Homeland security agencies have been rocked by shameful scandals created by traitor agents on the take. Although the crisis is worst along the Mexican border, crooked officers have also been arrested for helping illegal immigrants enter the U.S. through airports. One recent case features an officer at a Florida airport charged with assisting a drug smuggling ring by tapping into sensitive federal databases. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oszATUJ4IRE